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Occupation
  
Actor

Height
  
1.73 m

Role
  
Actor

Name
  
Wendell Pierce

Years active
  
1986–present


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Born
  
December 8, 1963 (age 60) (
1963-12-08
)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

Nominations
  
Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead

Education
  
Juilliard School, Benjamin Franklin High School

Awards
  
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

Movies and TV shows
  
The Wire, Treme, Selma, Parker, The Odd Couple

Similar People
  
David Simon, Sonja Sohn, Andre Royo, Lance Reddick, John Doman

Profiles

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Wendell Edward Pierce (born December 8, 1963) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles in Suits as high-powered attorney Robert Zane, in HBO dramas such as Detective Bunk Moreland in The Wire and trombonist Antoine Batiste in Treme, and as Michael Davenport in Waiting to Exhale. Pierce also had a starring role as Teddy on the CBS sitcom The Odd Couple.

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Early life

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Pierce was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, one of three sons of a teacher and a decorated World War II veteran who worked as a maintenance engineer. His father's segregated Army unit helped Marines win the Battle of Saipan in 1944. Pierce has said of his father's experience: "When the country wasn’t loving my father, my father was loving his country. It's the ultimate act of patriotism."

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Pierce was raised in the black middle-class community of Pontchartrain Park, the first African-American post-war suburb. His father, along with many black veterans, moved into the neighborhood after returning home from the war. The neighborhood was wiped out during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, including Pierce's family home, which was flooded by 14 feet of water.

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Pierce graduated in 1981 from both Benjamin Franklin High School and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (most NOCCA students attend traditional secondary school in the mornings and the arts school in the afternoons). In 1981, Pierce was named a Presidential Scholar of the Arts. As a young actor, he appeared in The Winter's Tale at the Tulane Shakespeare Festival. He produced and hosted Think About It, a youth-themed talk show, for the local NBC affiliate station, and also hosted a weekly jazz show on WYLD-FM Radio called Extensions from Congo Square.

He then attended the Juilliard School's Drama Division from 1981 to 1985, where he graduated as a member of Group 14 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

Career

Pierce has been in over 30 films, appeared in nearly 50 television shows and has performed in dozens of stage productions. He worked on the HBO dramas The Wire and Treme. He appeared in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 as "J. Jenks".

For his role in Treme, Pierce learned to play the trombone, though he relied on “sound double” Stafford Agee of the Rebirth Brass Band. Agee played off-camera for Pierce, syncing his trombone with Wendell's motions for authenticity.

Pierce was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead for his portrayal of "Joe" in Four, playing a married, closeted gay man who steps out on his family with a young white man he met online. The film was released on September 13, 2013, around the same time that The Michael J. Fox Show debuted on NBC, in which Pierce played Michael J. Fox's character's boss until the show's cancellation some five months later.

Stage

Pierce has been in numerous stage productions. He was lauded for his performance as Holt Fay in Queenie at the John F. Kennedy Center. He has performed on Broadway in staged productions of The Piano Lesson, Serious Money and The Boys of Winter. He has performed off-Broadway in The Cherry Orchard (for which he was nominated for a VIV Award for Lead Actor), Waiting for Godot (which was set on a New Orleans rooftop post-Hurricane Katrina), and Broke-ology, performed at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Other performances include Cymbeline (at The Public Theater), The Good Times Are Killing Me, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Tis Pity She's a Whore, and Ms. Ever's Boys performed at the ACT Theatre.

Pierce is also a theater producer, having produced the Broadway show, Clybourne Park. The show was nominated for four Tony Awards. It went on to win the Tony Award for Best Play in 2012.

In 2015, Pierce returned to the stage to star in the Billie Holiday Theatre production of Jackie Alexander's Brothers from the Bottom in New York.

Radio

In 2009, Pierce became the host of the nationally syndicated, Peabody Award-winning radio program, Jazz at Lincoln Center, which features live recordings from Jazz at Lincoln Center's House of Swing.

Business and philanthropy

Pierce considers himself a "true capitalist" and a "classic entrepreneur."

In 2013, Fast Company named Pierce one of the "100 Most Creative People in Business."

Pontchartrain Park Community Development Corp.

Pierce started the non-profit, Pontchartrain Park Community Development Corp., to build new affordable solar and geothermal homes in the area for families displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

Sterling Farms

Inspired in part by Michelle Obama's initiative to bring more supermarkets to “food deserts” – where residents lack easy access to fresh produce – Pierce, along with two partners (Troy Henry and James Hatchett), started a chain of grocery stores, Sterling Farms, in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans in 2012. Sterling Farms also has a convenience store division called "Sterling Express." The stores are named after Sterling Henry, his business partner's father who ran a pharmacy for about 40 years at the Lower Ninth Ward.

Personal life

Pierce describes himself as "tri-coastal", splitting his time among Los Angeles, New York City, and New Orleans. He is a supporter of the New Orleans Saints, and locals have nicknamed him "Saints Wendell". He is also an avid supporter of St. Patrick's Athletic FC.

Pierce attended the 2012 Democratic National Convention, was one of President Barack Obama's top campaign fundraisers in 2012 (along with Harvey Weinstein and Eva Longoria), and once escorted Gwen Ifill to a White House State Dinner.

When first cast in The Wire, Pierce and his castmates doubted the show would be a hit: "I remember the first time we all sat around and watched the pilot. We all turned to each other and said, 'Man, I don't think this shit is going anywhere.'"

On Sunday, May 15, 2016, Pierce was arrested and charged with simple battery for an alleged attack against a female Bernie Sanders supporter outside Atlanta Lowes Hotel. He was booked and released on $1,000 surety bond from Fulton County Jail. Pierce has been a vocal supporter of Hillary Clinton and is on the board for Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a campaign created by the Clinton Foundation.

Filmography

Actor
-
King of the South (pre-production) as
Percy Miller Sr.
-
Silent Voice (pre-production) as
Doby
2023
Elsbeth (TV Series) (pre-production) as
Captain Wagner
- Episode #1.1 (2023) - Captain Wagner
2023
Power Book III: Raising Kanan (TV Series) as
Ishmael 'Snaps' Henry
- Episode #3.1 (2023) - Ishmael 'Snaps' Henry
2018
Jack Ryan (TV Series) as
James Greer
- Proof of Concept (2023) - James Greer
- Wukong (2023) - James Greer
- Bethesda (2023) - James Greer
- Sacrifices (2023) - James Greer
- Convergence (2023) - James Greer
- Triage (2023) - James Greer
- Falcon (2022) - James Greer
- Ghosts (2022) - James Greer
- Druz'ya I Vragi (2022) - James Greer
- Moscow Rules (2022) - James Greer
- Our Death's Keeper (2022) - James Greer
- Running with Wolves (2022) - James Greer
- Old Haunts (2022) - James Greer
- Star on the Wall (2022) - James Greer
- Persona Non Grata (2019) - James Greer
- Strongman (2019) - James Greer
- Dios y Federación (2019) - James Greer
- Blue Gold (2019) - James Greer
- Dressed to Kill (2019) - James Greer
- Tertia Optio (2019) - James Greer
- Orinoco (2019) - James Greer
- Cargo (2019) - James Greer
- Inshallah (2018) - James Greer
- The Boy (2018) - James Greer
- Sources and Methods (2018) - James Greer
- End of Honor (2018) - James Greer
- The Wolf (2018) - James Greer
- Black 22 (2018) - James Greer
- French Connection (2018) - James Greer
- Pilot (2018) - James Greer
2023
Accused (TV Series) as
Detective Trent Douglas
- Kendall's Story (2023) - Detective Trent Douglas
2022
Eureka! (TV Series) as
Sandy / Cliff
- Pepper the Inventor/Walky Falls (2023) - Sandy
- Endless Pots-ibilities/Glooze Blues (2023) - Cliff
- Barry's Brrr-thday/Ptero Tap (2022) - Cliff (voice)
- Dance Dance Evolution/Barry On (2022) - Sandy (voice)
- Everybody Lava Pizza/Prehistoric Class Pets (2022) - Sandy (voice)
2022
Upgrade Soul (Podcast Series) as
Hank
- Cut Loss (2022) - Hank (voice)
- Return on Investment (2022) - Hank (voice)
- Alpha and Beta (2022) - Hank (voice)
- Proof of Concept (2022) - Hank (voice)
- Risk Appetite (2022) - Hank (voice)
2022
Don't Hang Up as
Chris Daniels
2020
The Watch (TV Series) as
Death
- Better to Light a Candle (2021) - Death (voice)
- Nowhere in the Multiverse (2021) - Death (voice)
- Not on My Watch (2021) - Death (voice, uncredited)
- Twilight Canyons (2021) - Death (voice)
- The What? (2021) - Death (voice)
- Ook (2021) - Death (voice)
- A Near Vimes Experience (2020) - Death (voice)
2017
Chicago P.D. (TV Series) as
Ray Price / Alderman Ray Price
- Silence of the Night (2020) - Alderman Ray Price
- What Could Have Been (2019) - Ray Price
- This City (2019) - Ray Price
- Pain Killer (2019) - Ray Price
- The Forgotten (2019) - Ray Price
- Good Men (2019) - Ray Price
- Night in Chicago (2019) - Ray Price
- Politics (2017) - Ray Price
- Fallen (2017) - Ray Price
- Reform (2017) - Ray Price
2013
Suits (TV Series) as
Robert Zane
- One Last Con (2019) - Robert Zane
- Thunder Away (2019) - Robert Zane
- Whatever It Takes (2019) - Robert Zane
- Harvey (2019) - Robert Zane
- Stalking Horse (2019) - Robert Zane
- The Greater Good (2019) - Robert Zane
- Whale Hunt (2019) - Robert Zane
- Rocky 8 (2019) - Robert Zane
- Managing Partner (2018) - Robert Zane
- Motion to Delay (2018) - Robert Zane
- Sour Grapes (2018) - Robert Zane
- Revenue Per Square Foot (2018) - Robert Zane
- Promises, Promises (2018) - Robert Zane
- Pecking Order (2018) - Robert Zane
- Right-Hand Man (2018) - Robert Zane
- Good-Bye (2018) - Robert Zane
- Tiny Violin (2018) - Robert Zane
- Donna (2017) - Robert Zane
- Shame (2017) - Robert Zane
- 100 (2017) - Robert Zane
- Divide and Conquer (2017) - Robert Zane
- She's Gone (2017) - Robert Zane
- P.S.L. (2016) - Robert Zane
- Shake the Trees (2016) - Robert Zane
- Accounts Payable (2016) - Robert Zane
- 25th Hour (2016) - Robert Zane
- Blowback (2016) - Robert Zane
- No Puedo Hacerlo (2015) - Robert Zane
- No Refills (2015) - Robert Zane
- Compensation (2015) - Robert Zane
- Enough Is Enough (2015) - Robert Zane
- This Is Rome (2014) - Robert Zane
- Bad Faith (2013) - Robert Zane
- Shadow of a Doubt (2013) - Robert Zane
- He's Back (2013) - Robert Zane
- Zane vs. Zane (2013) - Robert Zane
2019
Burning Cane as
Reverend Tillman
2019
Clemency as
Jonathan Williams
2018
One Last Thing as
Dylan
2018
Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. (TV Mini Series) as
Detective Lee Tucker
- Half the Job (2018) - Detective Lee Tucker
- East Coast, West Coast (2018) - Detective Lee Tucker
- Take Your Best Shot (2018) - Detective Lee Tucker
- The Mack (2018) - Detective Lee Tucker
- Nobody Talks (2018) - Detective Lee Tucker
2018
Piercing as
The Doctor
2017
The Forever Tree (Short) as
Dr. Willow
2017
Archer (TV Series) as
Verl
- Archer Dreamland: Jane Doe (2017) - Verl (voice)
2015
The Odd Couple (TV Series) as
Teddy
- The God Couple (2017) - Teddy
- Conscious Odd Coupling (2017) - Teddy
- Batman vs. The Penguin (2017) - Teddy
- Should She Stay or Should She Go? (2017) - Teddy
- My Best Friend's Girl (2017) - Teddy
- Felix Navidad (2016) - Teddy
- The Odd Couples (2016) - Teddy
- Eisen Trouble (2016) - Teddy
- Miss England (2016) - Teddy
- Taffy Days (2016) - Teddy
- I Kid, You Not (2016) - Teddy
- Food Fight (2016) - Teddy
- London Calling (2016) - Teddy
- All the Residents' Men (2016) - Teddy
- The Ex-Factor (2016) - Teddy
- Road Scholar (2016) - Teddy
- Odd Man Out (2016) - Teddy
- Chess Nuts (2016) - Teddy
- A Dinner Engagement (2016) - Teddy
- Make Room for Dani (2016) - Teddy
- An Oscar Named Desire (2016) - Teddy
- Oscar's Overture (2016) - Teddy
- Madison & Son (2016) - Teddy
- From Here to Maturity (2016) - Teddy
- Unger the Influence (2016) - Teddy
- All About Eavesdropping (2016) - Teddy
- The Audit Couple (2015) - Teddy
- Jealous Island (2015) - Teddy
- Enlightening Strikes (2015) - Teddy
- Sleeping Dogs Lie (2015) - Teddy
- The Unger Games (2015) - Teddy
- Secret Agent Man (2015) - Teddy
- Heal Thyself (2015) - Teddy
- The Wedding Deception (2015) - Teddy
- The Blind Leading the Blind Date (2015) - Teddy
- The Birthday Party (2015) - Teddy
- The Ghostwriter (2015) - Teddy
- Pilot (2015) - Teddy
2016
Bad Moms as
Principal Burr
2016
Pickle and Peanut (TV Series short) as
Dr. Craig
- Night Shift/Scalped (2016) - Dr. Craig (voice)
2016
Confirmation (TV Movie) as
Clarence Thomas
2016
Grease Live! (TV Movie) as
Coach Calhoun
2015
The Runner as
Frank Legrand
2015
The Gift as
Detective Mills
2014
Ray Donovan (TV Series) as
Ronald Keith
- Come and Knock on Our Door (2015) - Ronald Keith
- The Captain (2014) - Ronald Keith
- Rodef (2014) - Ronald Keith
- Volcheck (2014) - Ronald Keith
- Snowflake (2014) - Ronald Keith
- Sunny (2014) - Ronald Keith
- Walk This Way (2014) - Ronald Keith
- Irish Spring (2014) - Ronald Keith
- S U C K (2014) - Ronald Keith
- Gem and Loan (2014) - Ronald Keith
- Uber Ray (2014) - Ronald Keith
2015
The Night Shift (TV Series) as
Walt
- Moving On (2015) - Walt
2015
Runaway Hearts as
Paul Levinson
2014
Selma as
Rev. Hosea Williams
2013
The Michael J. Fox Show (TV Series) as
Harris Green
- Changes (2014) - Harris Green
- Dinner (2014) - Harris Green
- Brandon (2014) - Harris Green
- Health (2014) - Harris Green
- Biking (2014) - Harris Green
- Co-Op (2014) - Harris Green
- Surprise (2014) - Harris Green
- Sochi (2014) - Harris Green
- Couples (2014) - Harris Green
- Secret (2014) - Harris Green
- Party (2014) - Harris Green
- Christmas (2013) - Harris Green
- Thanksgiving (2013) - Harris Green
- Homecoming (2013) - Harris Green (credit only)
- Bed Bugs (2013) - Harris Green
- Golf (2013) - Harris Green
- Teammates (2013) - Harris Green
- Interns (2013) - Harris Green
- Hobbies (2013) - Harris Green
- Art (2013) - Harris Green
- Pilot (2013) - Harris Green
- Neighbor (2013) - Harris Green
2014
Elsa & Fred as
Armande
2014
Foreclosure as
Virgil
2010
Treme (TV Series) as
Antoine Batiste
- - To Miss New Orleans (2013) - Antoine Batiste
- Sunset on Louisianne (2013) - Antoine Batiste
- Dippermouth Blues (2013) - Antoine Batiste
- This City (2013) - Antoine Batiste
- Yes We Can Can (2013) - Antoine Batiste
- Tipitina (2012) - Antoine Batiste
- Poor Man's Paradise (2012) - Antoine Batiste
- Don't You Leave Me Here (2012) - Antoine Batiste
- Promised Land (2012) - Antoine Batiste
- Careless Love (2012) - Antoine Batiste
- I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say (2012) - Antoine Batiste
- The Greatest Love (2012) - Antoine Batiste
- Me Donkey Want Water (2012) - Antoine Batiste
- Saints (2012) - Antoine Batiste
- Knock with Me - Rock with Me (2012) - Antoine Batiste
- Do Watcha Wanna (2011) - Antoine Batiste
- That's What Lovers Do (2011) - Antoine Batiste
- What is New Orleans? (2011) - Antoine Batiste
- Can I Change My Mind? (2011) - Antoine Batiste
- Carnival Time (2011) - Antoine Batiste
- Feels Like Rain (2011) - Antoine Batiste
- Slip Away (2011) - Antoine Batiste
- Santa Claus, Do You Ever Get the Blues? (2011) - Antoine Batiste
- On Your Way Down (2011) - Antoine Batiste
- Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (2011) - Antoine Batiste
- Accentuate the Positive (2011) - Antoine Batiste
- I'll Fly Away (2010) - Antoine Batiste
- Wish Someone Would Care (2010) - Antoine Batiste
- All on a Mardi Gras Day (2010) - Antoine Batiste
- Smoke My Peace Pipe (2010) - Antoine Batiste
- Shallow Water, Oh Mama (2010) - Antoine Batiste
- Shame, Shame, Shame (2010) - Antoine Batiste
- At the Foot of Canal Street (2010) - Antoine Batiste
- Right Place, Wrong Time (2010) - Antoine Batiste
- Meet De Boys on the Battlefront (2010) - Antoine Batiste
- Treme: Beyond Bourbon Street (2010) - Antoine Batiste
- Making Of (2010) - Antoine Batiste
- Do You Know What It Means (2010) - Antoine Batiste
2013
Möbius as
Bob
2013
Parker as
Carlson
2012
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 as
J. Jenks
2012
Four as
Joe
2012
Lay the Favorite as
Dave the Rave
2011
Horrible Bosses as
Detective Hagan
2011
Treme Musical Performances: Got to Get You Off My Mind (Music Video) as
Antoine Batiste
2011
The Mortician as
Clinger
2010
Chico & Rita (English version, voice)
2010
Love Ranch as
Naasih Mohammed
2010
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (TV Series) as
Detective
- Re-Animated (2010) - Detective
2010
Night Catches Us as
David Gordon
2009
Beyond All Boundaries (Short) as
Sgt. Thomas McPhatter (voice)
2009
Drop Dead Diva (TV Series) as
Neal David
- Grayson's Anatomy (2009) - Neal David
2009
Hawthorne (TV Series) as
Dr. Michael Schilling
- Trust Me (2009) - Dr. Michael Schilling
2009
Fear Itself (TV Series) as
Wiilbur Orwell
- Something with Bite (2009) - Wiilbur Orwell
2007
Numb3rs (TV Series) as
William Bradford
- Scan Man (2008) - William Bradford
- Money for Nothing (2007) - William Bradford
- One Hour (2007) - William Bradford
- Take Out (2007) - William Bradford
2008
House of Payne (TV Series) as
Jeffrey Lucas
- We've Come This Far by Faith: Part 2 (2008) - Jeffrey Lucas
- We've Come This Far by Faith: Part 1 (2008) - Jeffrey Lucas
- The Last Supper (2008) - Jeffrey Lucas
- Meet the Lucases (2008) - Jeffrey Lucas
2008
In Plain Sight (TV Series) as
Dr. Warren McBride / Warren Morris
- Iris Doesn't Live Here Anymore (2008) - Dr. Warren McBride / Warren Morris
2008
Women's Murder Club (TV Series) as
Bill Schroeder
- Father's Day (2008) - Bill Schroeder
2002
The Wire (TV Series) as
Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- -30- (2008) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Late Editions (2008) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Clarifications (2008) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Took (2008) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- The Dickensian Aspect (2008) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- React Quotes (2008) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Transitions (2008) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Not for Attribution (2008) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Unconfirmed Reports (2008) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- More with Less (2008) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Final Grades (2006) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- That's Got His Own (2006) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- A New Day (2006) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Misgivings (2006) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Know Your Place (2006) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Corner Boys (2006) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Unto Others (2006) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Margin of Error (2006) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland (credit only)
- Alliances (2006) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Refugees (2006) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Home Rooms (2006) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Soft Eyes (2006) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Boys of Summer (2006) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Mission Accomplished (2004) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Middle Ground (2004) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland (credit only)
- Reformation (2004) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland (credit only)
- Slapstick (2004) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland (credit only)
- Moral Midgetry (2004) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland (credit only)
- Back Burners (2004) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Homecoming (2004) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Straight and True (2004) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Amsterdam (2004) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Dead Soldiers (2004) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- All Due Respect (2004) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Time After Time (2004) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Port in a Storm (2003) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Bad Dreams (2003) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Storm Warnings (2003) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Stray Rounds (2003) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Duck and Cover (2003) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Backwash (2003) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- All Prologue (2003) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Undertow (2003) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Hard Cases (2003) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Hot Shots (2003) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Collateral Damage (2003) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Ebb Tide (2003) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Sentencing (2002) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Cleaning Up (2002) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- The Hunt (2002) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- The Cost (2002) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Game Day (2002) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland (credit only)
- Lessons (2002) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- One Arrest (2002) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- The Wire (2002) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- The Pager (2002) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Old Cases (2002) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- The Buys (2002) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- The Detail (2002) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- The Target (2002) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
2007
The Wire: The Chronicles (TV Series) as
Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
- 2000: Bunk and McNulty (2007) - Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland
2007
Pariah (Short) as
Arthur
2007
I Think I Love My Wife as
Sean
2007
Life Support (TV Movie) as
Slick
2006
Close to Home (TV Series) as
Sam Carter
- Prodigal Son (2006) - Sam Carter
2006
Stay Alive as
Detective Thibodeaux
2005
Law & Order: Trial by Jury (TV Series) as
Dr. Richard Link
- Eros in the Upper Eighties (2006) - Dr. Richard Link
- The Line (2005) - Dr. Richard Link
1992
Law & Order (TV Series) as
Roger Porter / Mr. Wade / Jerome Bryant / ...
- Gunplay (2004) - Roger Porter
- Disciple (1999) - Mr. Wade
- Rage (1995) - Jerome Bryant
- Consultation (1992) - Chief Ola-Gimju Nwaka
2004
Ray as
Wilbur Brassfield
2004
Land of Plenty as
Henry
2004
Mitchellville (TV Movie)
2004
A Hole in One as
Dan
2004
Judging Amy (TV Series) as
Harry Benton
- Sins of the Father (2004) - Harry Benton
2003
The Fighting Temptations as
Reverend Lewis
2002
Brown Sugar as
Simon
2002
The Date (Short) as
Naive Man
2002
Girlfriends (TV Series) as
Anthony Jackson
- Childs in Charge (2002) - Anthony Jackson
2000
The Weber Show (TV Series) as
Wendell Simms
- Dog Eat Dog (2001) - Wendell Simms
- -And Then He Got a Rash (2001) - Wendell Simms
- -And Then Everything Changed (2001) - Wendell Simms
- -And Then Jack Had Two Dates (2001) - Wendell Simms
- -And Then Jack Became the Voice of the Cougars (2001) - Wendell Simms
- -And Then the Sex Freaked Jack Out (2001) - Wendell Simms
- -And Then They Tried to Make Some Rules (2001) - Wendell Simms
- -And Then Jack Forgot His Dream (2001) - Wendell Simms
- -And Then Jack Found Out (2001) - Wendell Simms
- -And Then They Got a Motorcycle with a Sidecar (2001) - Wendell Simms
- -And Then Wendell Wore Candy Stripes (2001) - Wendell Simms
- -And Then Larry Brought Charlton Heston Home (2000) - Wendell Simms
- -And Then He Looked at Wendell's Thing (2000) - Wendell Simms
- -And Then He Had to Give a Thumbs Up (2000) - Wendell Simms
- -And Then She Gave Him the Bird (2000) - Wendell Simms
- -And Then They Got a Pretzel (2000) - Wendell Simms
- Pilot (2000) - Wendell Simms
2001
The Gilded Six Bits (Short) as
Otis D. Slimmons
1998
The Brian Benben Show (TV Series) as
Kevin La Rue
- Of Mice and Benben (2000) - Kevin La Rue
- Motivating Kevin (2000) - Kevin La Rue
- Have One for the Show (1999) - Kevin La Rue
- Chad Dates Julie (1999) - Kevin La Rue
- Brian's Got Back: Part 2 (1998) - Kevin La Rue
- House of Blues (1998) - Kevin La Rue
- Pilot (1998) - Kevin La Rue
2000
City of Angels (TV Series) as
Norbert Grimly
- Straight Flush (2000) - Norbert Grimly
2000
Third Watch (TV Series) as
Officer Conrad 'Candyman' Jones
- Just Another Night at the Opera (2000) - Officer Conrad 'Candyman' Jones
- Men (2000) - Officer Conrad 'Candyman' Jones
- This Band of Brothers (2000) - Officer Conrad 'Candyman' Jones
- Journey to the Himalayas (2000) - Officer Conrad 'Candyman' Jones
- Alone in a Crowd (2000) - Officer Conrad 'Candyman' Jones
2000
God, the Devil and Bob (TV Series) as
Mike
- Date from Hell (2000) - Mike (voice)
- In the Beginning (2000) - Mike (voice)
2000
My Wife and Kids (TV Series) as
Dr. Boucher
- Pilot (2000) - Dr. Boucher
1999
The Expert (TV Series) as
Dr. Worseley
- Pilot (1999) - Dr. Worseley
1999
Shadows of the Past as
Reverend Tillis
1997
The Gregory Hines Show (TV Series) as
Carl Stevenson
- Sister-in-Law, Sister-in-Law (1999) - Carl Stevenson
- Anita the Hun (1999) - Carl Stevenson
- Get Smarter (1999) - Carl Stevenson
- Mug the One You're With (1998) - Carl Stevenson
- Ben-Her (1998) - Carl Stevenson
- Wahunthra (1998) - Carl Stevenson
- Per Chance to Dance (1998) - Carl Stevenson
- Carpe Diem (1998) - Carl Stevenson
- James Stevenson Stands Alone (1998) - Carl Stevenson
- Love Thy Neighbor (1998) - Carl Stevenson
- To Volunteer Is Human (1998) - Carl Stevenson
- Three's Not Company (1997) - Carl Stevenson
- The Man Called Uncle (1997) - Carl Stevenson
- Eight and a Half Months (1997) - Carl Stevenson
- Sofa So Good (1997) - Carl Stevenson
- Catcher on the Train (1997) - Carl Stevenson
- Boy's Night In (1997) - Carl Stevenson
- Epilogue to a Kiss (1997) - Carl Stevenson
- Flirting with Disaster (1997) - Carl Stevenson
- Basketball Jones (1997) - Carl Stevenson
- Square One (Pilot) (1997) - Carl Stevenson
1999
The 24 Hour Woman as
Roy Labelle
1998
Sports Theater with Shaquille O'Neal (TV Series) as
Assistant Coach
- Scrubs (1998) - Assistant Coach
1998
Bulworth as
Fred
1997
The Advocate's Devil (TV Movie) as
Justin
1997
413 Hope St. (TV Series) as
Taffy
- Fatherhood (1997) - Taffy
- Pilot (1997) - Taffy
1996
Moloney (TV Series) as
D.A. Calvin 'Cal' Patterson
- Herniated Nick (1997) - D.A. Calvin 'Cal' Patterson
- Damage Control (1997) - D.A. Calvin 'Cal' Patterson
- I'm Ambivalent About L.A. (1997) - D.A. Calvin 'Cal' Patterson
- Pilot (1996) - D.A. Calvin 'Cal' Patterson
- Hard Choices (1996) - D.A. Calvin 'Cal' Patterson
1996
Get on the Bus as
Wendell
1996
Sleepers as
Little Caesar
1996
Never Give Up: The Jimmy V Story (TV Movie) as
John Saunders
1996
New York Undercover (TV Series) as
Dr. Anthony Fisher
- Bad Blood (1996) - Dr. Anthony Fisher
1995
New York News (TV Series)
- The Using Game (1995)
1995
Waiting to Exhale as
Michael
1995
Hackers as
Agent Dick Gill
1995
Bye Bye Love as
Hector
1994
Last Days of Russell (TV Movie) as
Walter
1994
It Could Happen to You as
Bo Williams
1993
Strapped (TV Movie) as
District Attorney
1993
Manhattan Murder Mystery as
Policeman
1992
Unnatural Pursuits (TV Series) as
Cabbie
- I Don't Do Cuddles (1992) - Cabbie
1992
Malcolm X as
Ben Thomas
1992
The General Motors Playwrights Theater (TV Series) as
Sergeant Kelly
- Avenue Z Afternoon (1992) - Sergeant Kelly
1991
I'll Fly Away (TV Series) as
Charles
- Coming Home (1991) - Charles
1991
A Rage in Harlem as
Louis
1991
The 10 Million Dollar Getaway (TV Movie) as
Parnell "Stacks" Edwards
1990
Capital News (TV Series) as
Conrad White
- Tapes of Wrath (1990) - Conrad White
- King for a Day (1990) - Conrad White
- Here Comes the Sun (1990) - Conrad White
- D.C. Tree (1990) - Conrad White
- Best Little Whorehouse in Virginia (1990) - Conrad White
- Shell Game (1990) - Conrad White
- Swanns and Drakes (1990) - Conrad White
- The Last Supper (1990) - Conrad White
- Buy Hooker, Bye Crook (1990) - Conrad White
- Blues for Mr. White (1990) - Conrad White
- Finished? Not Dunne (1990) - Conrad White
- Pilot (1990) - Conrad White
- A Man's Home Is His Hassle (1990) - Conrad White
1990
A Matter of Degrees as
Wells Dennard
1989
Family Business as
Prosecutor
1989
Casualties of War as
MacIntire
1988
The Equalizer (TV Series) as
Dr. Wolff
- Starfire (1989) - Dr. Wolff
- The Last Campaign (1988) - Dr. Wolff
1989
A Man Called Hawk (TV Series) as
Derrick West
- Never My Love (1989) - Derrick West
1987
Vietnam War Story (TV Series) as
French
- The Pass (1987) - French
1986
The Money Pit as
Paramedic
Producer
-
Billy (producer) (pre-production)
2019
Burning Cane (producer)
2007
Biro (Video) (associate producer)
2002
The Date (Short) (producer)
Director
-
Billy (pre-production)
Soundtrack
2010
Treme (TV Series) (performer - 4 episodes)
- Shallow Water, Oh Mama (2010) - (performer: "Fly Me to The Moon", "Take The A Train" - uncredited)
- Shame, Shame, Shame (2010) - (performer: "Struttin' With Some Barbecue" - uncredited)
- At the Foot of Canal Street (2010) - (performer: "Saint James Infirmary Blues" - uncredited)
- Right Place, Wrong Time (2010) - (performer: "Ghost of a Chance" - uncredited)
Self
2016
Before the West Coast (Documentary) (completed) as
Himelf - Narrator (voice)
2016
Today (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 27 June 2023 (2023) - Self - Guest
- Episode dated 9 November 2022 (2022) - Self - Guest
- Episode dated 12 April 2016 (2016) - Self - Guest
- Episode dated 7 April 2016 (2016) - Self - Guest
2018
Entertainment Tonight (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #42.244 (2023) - Self
- Halloween Week - Day 2 (2019) - Self
- Episode #38.56 (2018) - Self
2023
Black Pop: Celebrating the Power of Black Culture (TV Mini Series documentary) as
Self
- Film (2023) - Self
2023
GMA3: What You Need to Know (TV Series) as
Self
- Morgan Stickney/Wendell Pierce (2023) - Self
2023
Live with Kelly and Mark (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Live's Travel & Me in '23 #5 (2023) - Self - Guest
2022
A Toast to 2022! (TV Special) as
Self - Actor
2022
Inside the Black Box (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Wendell Pierce and Julito McCullum Visit the Black Box (2022) - Self
2022
IMDb on the Scene - Interviews (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2022) - Self - Guest
2022
Sherri (TV Series) as
Self
- Death of a Salesman/Kahlana Barfield Brown (2022) - Self
2022
The Broadway Show with Tamsen Fadal (TV Series) as
Self
- December 2, 2022 (2022) - Self
- October 14, 2022 (2022) - Self
2022
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- John Lithgow/Wendell Pierce (2022) - Self - Guest
2022
CBS Saturday Morning (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #11.41 (2022) - Self
2022
Amanpour. (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 6 October 2022 (2022) - Self
2022
Tamron Hall (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Jenna Dewan/Wendell Pierce/Justin Baldoni (2022) - Self - Guest
- Tyler Henry/Wendell Pierce (2022) - Self - Guest
2022
Good Morning America (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 5 October 2022 (2022) - Self - Guest
2022
Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom (Documentary) as
Frederick Douglass (voice)
2022
30th Trumpet Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
2021
The Tony Awards® Present: Broadway's Back! (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
2021
Save Birdland: A Celebration of Music, History, and Community (TV Special) as
Self
2020
Between the World and Me (TV Special documentary) as
Self
2020
WTF with Marc Maron (Podcast Series) as
Self - Guest
- Wendell Pierce (2020) - Self - Guest
2018
The IMDb Show (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Take 5 With Wendell Pierce (2020) - Self - Guest
- IMDb On Location: The Cast of "Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan" (2018) - Self - Guest
2020
35th Film Independent Spirit Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Nominee
2019
Good Morning Britain (TV Series) as
Self - Actor
- Episode dated 29 October 2019 (2019) - Self - Actor
2019
Desert Island Discs (Podcast Series) as
Self
- Wendell Pierce, actor (2019) - Self
2019
2019 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
2019
This Morning (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 7 May 2019 (2019) - Self - Guest
2018
27 Years: The Exoneration of Valentino Dixon (TV Movie documentary) as
Narrator
2018
Harry (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- "Suits" Star Wendell Pierce/Food Fight DC/Show Us What You Got: Gospel Singing Sibling Trio/Community Spotlight (2018) - Self - Guest
2018
Somebody Feed Phil (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- New Orleans (2018) - Self
2017
Rodents of Unusual Size (Documentary) as
Narrator
2016
Le grand journal de Canal+ (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Episode dated 20 October 2016 (2016) - Self
2016
Stepping Up: Stories of Jazz and Caregiving (Documentary short) as
Narrator
2016
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore (TV Series) as
Self / Self - Panelist
- Bakari Sellers (2016) - Self
- Wendell Pierce (2016) - Self - Panelist
2013
Tavis Smiley (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 14 January 2016 (2016) - Self - Guest
- Episode dated 29 November 2013 (2013) - Self - Guest
2015
Overheard (TV Series) as
Self - Interviewee
- Wendell Pierce (2015) - Self - Interviewee
2013
Real Time with Bill Maher (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode #13.26 (2015) - Self - Guest
- Episode #12.27 (2014) - Self - Guest
- Episode #11.35 (2013) - Self - Guest
2015
Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band (Documentary) as
Andy Kirk (voice)
2015
The 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards (TV Special) as
Self
2015
20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards (TV Special) as
Self
2015
The Real (TV Series) as
Self - Selma
- Wendell Pierce (2015) - Self - Selma
2014
Exhale (TV Series) as
Self
- Justice or Just Us? (2014) - Self
2014
The Arsenio Hall Show (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode #1.76 (2014) - Self - Guest
2013
The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Nominee
2012
43rd NAACP Image Awards (TV Special) as
Self
2011
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Cajun Country (2011) - Self
2010
The Big Uneasy (Documentary) as
Self - Narration (voice)
2010
If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise (TV Mini Series documentary) as
Self
- Episode #1.1 (2010) - Self
2009
The Storm Inside (Documentary)(voice)
2007
The Wire Odyssey (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2006
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (TV Mini Series documentary) as
Self
- Part Two (2006) - Self
- Part One (2006) - Self
2006
The Wire: It's All Connected (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
1998
Target Presents CBS Sneak Peek (Video documentary short) as
Kevin La Rue
Archive Footage
2022
Inside Edition Weekend (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #35.16 (2022) - Self
2022
Inside Edition (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Episode #35.79 (2022) - Self
2019
Entertainment Tonight (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #40.153 (2021) - Self
- Episode #39.48 (2019) - Self
2020
Harry & Meghan: A Royal Crisis (TV Special) as
Self - Actor

References

Wendell Pierce Wikipedia